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METALLICA To Hold By-Satellite Press Conference

The four members of METALLICA will be beamed into Park City, Utah Thursday night (January 22) for a by-satellite press conference from their tour in Australia to coincide with the Sundance Film Festival premiere of their much-anticipated documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", according to Newsday. As previously reported, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" is ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Set First Single, Schedule Promotional Appearances

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have selected "Slither" as the first single from their forthcoming debut album, "Contraband", due on May 11 through RCA ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Helps SANCTUARY Buck The Downbeat Trend

Richard Wray of The Guardian is reporting that live music's return to popularity helped Sanctuary Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies, buck the downbeat trend set by the industry last year. The group, which counts IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and JANE'S ADDICTION among its bankable live acts, saw sales for the year to ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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DISBELIEF: New Album To Receive North American Release

Nuclear Blast Records USA has inked a licensing deal with Massacre Records for the release of the fifth album from German death metallers DISBELIEF, entitled "Spreading The Rage". The follow-up to 2002's "Shine", available in Europe since October, will be issued in North/South America and Australia on March 23. "Spreading The Rage" was recorded in ...

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AEROSMITH Get Charitable

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford and JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell are among the stars appearing on the Disney album "A World of Happiness", due February 2. Farrell and Deborah Harry perform together on the track "The Patience Bossa", one of two songs the BLONDIE singer appears on. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS!

British extreme metal outfit CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band, second-stage headliners of this year's Ozzfest and recently on tour in America supported by TYPE O NEGATIVE and MOONSPELL, are delighted by the recent turn of events. Dani Filth, the group's often outspoken vocalist had this to say about ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release 'Comrades' In April

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have set "Comrades" as the working title for their much-anticipated debut, tentatively due on April 27 through RCA Records. ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE Claims Doctor Overprescribed Medication

A Beverly Hills physician who prescribed a host of powerful medications to Ozzy Osbourne, causing the star of the hit reality series "The Osbournes" to be in a perpetual stupor, was under investigation for overprescribing drugs to other celebrity patients while he was treating Osbourne, according to a report published in the Los Angeles Times. ...

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METALLICA: 'Monster' Documentary To Receive Theatrical Release In May

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — won't be ready for theatrical release until May, according to MTV.com. Despite the later-than-originally-expected ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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ZENSOR, MANDYLION To Team Up For One-Off Gig In Oslo

Norwegian metal bands ZENSOR and MANDYLION (featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H) will be teaming up for a gig at John Dee in Oslo on Friday, December 5. ZENSOR have just appeared on the "Advanced Alternatives Vol. 1" CD with such bands as JANE'S ADDICTION, LACUNA COIL, FOO FIGHTERS, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Marries Former 'Baywatch' Actress

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro reportedly wed former "Baywatch" actress/Playboy model Carmen Electra on Saturday (Nov. 22) in Los Angeles. MTV cameras were rolling to document the nuptials for the couple's upcoming reality show, "'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave", which is scheduled to debut in January. Guests at the ceremony included members ...

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LINKIN PARK, KORN, STAIND, JANE'S ADDICTION Confirmed For KROQ 'Christmas' Show

The lineup for KROQ's annual "Almost Acoustic Christmas" show was officially announced this morning, and it was slightly different than the one that was leaked yesterday. LINKIN PARK, THE OFFSPRING, P.O.D., AFI, PUDDLE OF MUDD, PENNYWISE, CHEVELLE, THE DISTILLERS and THRICE will be playing on December 13, while KORN, BLINK 182, JANE'S ADDICTION, 311, STAIND, ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist's Wedding Subject Of MTV Miniseries

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Carmen Electra have signed a deal with MTV to shoot "Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave", a documentary miniseries that will follow the engaged pair as they plan their wedding. The show is scheduled to premiere in January. "MTV has been given an unprecedented look into ...

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KURT COBAIN's 'Journals' Paperback Edition Released With Never-Before-Seen Material

All new, never-before-seen material, including lyrics to early NIRVANA songs and lyrics to a song that was never recorded, has been included in the new paperback edition of Kurt Cobain's "Journals". The book faithfully reproduces Cobain's writings, letters, sketches, production notes and lyrics. Beginning with an invitation to "Look through my things, and figure me ...

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THE BURDEN BROTHERS To Release Debut CD

THE BURDEN BROTHERS, the Dallas-based band featuring guitarist/vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis (THE TOADIES), bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS), drummer Taz Bentley (REVEREND HORTON HEAT, LOADED, TENDERLOIN, IZZY STRADLIN), and guitarists Corey Rozzoni (CLUMSY, HAPPINESS FACTOR) and Casey Hess (DOOSU), will be issuing their debut CD, "Buried In Your Black Heart", on Tuesday, November 18 ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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